The centerpiece of the Golden Nugget's pool area is The Tank, which boasts an enclosed, three-story water slide that allows guests to practically swim with the sharks. Maintained by the hotel's Life Sciences Department, it houses 300 animals from around the world, including six species of sharks and rays plus bony fishes.
Around the pool area, there are plenty of daybeds you can reserve for resting and soaking up the sun. Besides the huge aquarium and relaxed atmosphere, there are stunning waterfalls cascading into the pool. Music surrounds you on the pool deck with speakers cleverly disguised as rocks to blend in with the scenery. Poolside, there are live blackjack tables.